TASER launches body camera in Canada
By Canadian SecurityNews Public Sector
TASER International has announced it is now offering its Axon body camera and Canadian based digital evidence management solution to police agencies across Canada.
The announcement includes the incorporation of Axon Public Safety Canada Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of TASER International, Inc. The company is now active and poised to function as TASER’s primary contracting and hiring entity in Canada for its Axon solution going forward.
TASER first introduced its TASER device more than 20 years ago.
TASER’s approach to entering the Canadian market has been informed by conversations over the last year with a number of key law enforcement officials in Canada to learn about the unique challenges officers face. Later in the month, TASER will attend the Canadian Association of Police Governance conference in Markham, Ontario, to meet with police governance officials from across Canada.
TASER’s Axon cameras are small and can be attached securely to sunglasses, a cap, a shirt collar, or a head mount. They are powered by a pocket-sized battery pack, which ensures recording capability during an entire shift. When recording, the cameras capture a wide-angle, full-color view of what an officer is facing. The video automatically uploads via a docking station to Evidence.com, a cloud-based storage and management system, where it can be accessed for review. The video files stored online or on the Axon video camera are secure and cannot be tampered with.
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